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A new statewide survey shows more than two-thirds of Tennesseans believe new EPA controls on carbon emissions from coal and oil facilities will reduce pollution and help public health.

GADSDEN, Ala. — The trial of an Etowah County woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she collapsed and died has been rescheduled.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. —Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

A regional planning effort trying to plot strategy for the 16-county area for the next 40 years has gotten its first funding from outside of Hamilton County.

The Chattanooga-made Volkswagen Passat sedan was picked as one of KBB.Com’s 10 most confortable cars under $30,000.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee's attorney general says married parents can't invent new last names for their children.

HENAGAR, Ala. — Police in northeast Alabama say a man has been arrested on a DUI charge after a car was pushed into a stopped school bus.

The nation's second-biggest health insurer, Wellpoint, said Tuesday that it will change its name to Anthem Inc., the brand associated with most of the company's best known health plans.

ALTAMONT, Tenn. — Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais on Monday held on to his slender 35-vote margin over GOP primary challenger Jim Tracy after Grundy County Election Commission members sorted through provisional ballots in a contest that's been too close to call.

ATLANTA — Attorneys and a Fulton County judge began meeting with prospective jurors Monday in what is expected to be a months-long trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention.

The East Brainerd development proposed by local contractor Sam Issa for the 9700 block of East Brainerd Road was delayed again at Monday's planning commission meeting to let community leaders and organizers round up residents and talk about the project.

The United Auto Workers has plans to select an election committee for its Chattanooga local union on Aug. 19, says a UAW newsletter.

A three-judge labor panel has ordered Tennessee American Water and other American Water subsidiaries to pay back higher health care premiums and other benefits charged over the past three and a half years to about 3,200 utility workers, including more than 70 represented by Utility Workers Union of America Local 121 in Chattanooga.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Authorities in Central Georgia say the body of a 19-year-old man was found hanging in an elementary school playground.

Chattanooga-based Derryberry Public Relations, a full-service public and government relations firm, is opening a Nashville office.

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — Authorities say four adults and seven children were injured when their van blew a tire on Interstate 24 in Coffee County.

The Dixie Group Inc. lost $605,000, or 4 cents per share, from continuing operations in the second quarter.

OZARK, Ala. — Authorities say a man wanted on charges of sexually assaulting a woman and an 8-year-old girl in Southeast Alabama likely has slipped out of the region.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A group of seaplane pilots is asking federal authorities to allow them to land on Lake Lanier.

Dollar General will celebrate the grand opening of its relocated store in Flintstone, Ga., at 8 a.m. on Saturday with special deals and free pizzas at the grand opening event.

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — A body discovered late Friday in Weiss Lake in Cherokee County has been identified as that of a missing woman from Valley Head, Ala., a news release states.

Sola Salon Studios will enter the Chattanooga market this fall with a new studio in the Hamilton Corner shopping center near Hamilton Place Mall.

DALTON, Ga. — A drunken man is accused of beating his drunken friend with a pool cue over the weekend, according to Dalton police.

AgGeorgia Farm Credit, a lending cooperative owned by its member-borrowers, recently mailed out $7.5 million to its members, including $435,163 to members of the Chatsworth and Lafayette branches in Northwest Georgia, based upon the coop’s surplus earnings during in previous years.

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a job expo in Summerville on Friday to help Roper Corp. fill about 90 manufacturing jobs at its LaFayette plant.

Online retailing giant Amazon wants permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test speedy delivery drones outside in the Seattle area.

No one has stepped forward as a leader of city police officers and firefighters who have called in sick to protest changes to their health insurance benefits, complicating efforts by Memphis officials to respond to the mass sickout.

Kevin & J Co., an Atlanta-based retailer, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission related to its Chattanooga store, the agency said Wednesday.

ANNISTON, Ala. — Police say a body found inside a crashed car has been identified by medical examiners as that of a missing Anniston woman.

The Volkswagen brand sold more than 3 million vehicles worldwide in the first six months — a record for the German automaker — even though North American sales fell in the period.

Volkswagen will invest $2.7 billion to construct two more vehicle assembly plants in China, the carmaker said in a statement Tuesday.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Two DeKalb County, Ala., men have been charged with kidnapping and robbery, according to Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Memorial Health Care System opened its first urgent care clinic in Cleveland, Tenn., Tuesday.

ROCKY FACE, Ga. — Police say Tyler Duncan Holmes got two texts from his mother Saturday night. The first read, “Call 911.” The second read, “Now!!!!”

Georgia was rated as the best state in the country for doing business by CNBC on Tuesday.

Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday his administration is having “very productive conversations” with Volkswagen about adding a new sport utility vehicle line in Chattanooga, but he said “it would be very premature to say we have a deal.”

Delta Air Lines Inc. is apologizing for a tweet meant to congratulate the U.S. soccer team for its win over Ghana but which critics say was ignorant or offensive.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. will expand its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn., and add 162 jobs over the next five years.

DALTON, Ga. — A man has died after crashing his car into a tree in Whitfield County, Ga.

Republican members of the U.S. Senate, including Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby of Alabama on Tuesday objected to proposed new regulations on carbon dioxide from U.S. power plants.

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order preventing a hike in state taxes on gasoline.

It will soon get a lot harder to use overseas accounts to hide income and assets from the U.S. tax collectors.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — School officials in Blount County have voted to sue two cities over unpaid liquor taxes.

A scientists' group says Hyundai-Kia has unseated Honda as the greenest automaker in the U.S.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Democrats say the $500,000 netted from its Jackson Day fundraiser set a new record for the beleaguered party.

ATLANTA — Voters head to Georgia's polling places today to cast ballots in the earliest primary election in state history.

The Georgia Ports Authority will spend $86.5 million to add 24 cranes for moving cargo containers at the Port of Savannah.

GADSDEN, Ala. — The Alabama woman charged with capital murder in her granddaughter's running death is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is blaming vegetation growth along a 161,000-volt line on Williams Island for at least two power interruptions to EPB on Tuesday afternoon.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say a woman has been charged with boating under the influence in a collision that left four people injured on Lake Lanier.

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